Jaromir Jagr

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  • Birth Place: Kladno, Czechoslovakia
  • Profession: Hockey player
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  • In grade school, kept a picture of Ronald Reagan in his notebook because he stood up to Communists.
  • Wears number 68 to commemorate the Prague Spring uprising of 1968.
  • Selected fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Draft. He was the first Czechoslovakian player to be drafted without having to defect first.
  • Won the Stanley Cup his first two seasons in Pittsburgh (1991-92).
  • Is a member of the Triple Gold Club, having won a Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), Ice Hockey World Championship (2005, 2010) and Olympic Gold Medal (1998).
  • Won the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the top point scorer in the NHL, five times.
  • Was the Czech Republic's flag bearer in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
  • Left the NHL after the 2007-08 season and played three seasons for the Avangard Omsk in the KHL in Russia.
  • Returned to the NHL for the 2011-12 season with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Relationships

  • Jaromir Jagr — Father
  • Jitka — Sister
  • Anna Jagr — Mother
  • Jarmila Jagr — Grandmother

Details

  • Birth Place: Kladno, Czechoslovakia
  • Profession: Hockey player

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